SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – University of North Dakota distance runner Luke Labatte was named the Summit League Men's Track Peak Performer of the week, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.
Labatte shaved time off his 3,000-meter steeplechase school record and was fourth at the Drake Relays with a personal-best time of 8:41.75. His time currently ranks No. 20 in the NCAA.
This outdoor season alone, Labatte has broken the school records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:41.75) and 5,000 meters (14:17.47). He also has the No. 2 time in program history in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:49.19.
The Fighting Hawks will travel to Fargo for the NDSU Tune-Up this Friday.